FIBIS will have a stand at Family Tree Live at Alexandra palace in April 2019. Come along to Family Tree Live The goal for Family Tree Live is to create a family history show that people of all levels of genealogy knowledge and curiosity about their roots can come along and have a fabulous time […]

If you are trying to trace details of the births/baptisms, marriages and/or burials of Europeans who were born, married or died in South Asia (= including Burma, but excluding Sri Lanka) before independence in 1947/48, then this session should be of interest. Previous knowledge of the topic is neither expected nor required. The session includes […]

This session provides information about the wealth of printed, online and visual material available to family history researchers in forms such as wills, photographs, biographical compilations, newspapers and directories. It is useful, but not necessary, to have attended the introductory family history session. Military ancestry is not covered, being the subject of a separate session. To find […]

The Waves in Time Family & Local History Conference and Fair FIBIS will be exhibiting at the The Waves in Time Family & Local History Conference & Fair is being held on the 24 – 26 May 2019 at VENUE 114 (formerly known as Lake Kawana Community Centre) located at Bokarina on the beautiful Sunshine […]

FIBIS will have a stand at “The Genealogy Show” at Birmingham NEC in June 2019. This is a new show and their website gives the following description: Designed to bring the international genealogy world together, the event will run from 10:00 – 17:00 over two days and will be a great opportunity to network, learn […]

Programme 10.30 FIBIS experts answer your research questions 12.00 Break for Lunch. 13.15 AGM 14.00 “The East India Company Civil Servant who created a New Method of Language Learning”  by Professor Marjorie Lorch, PhD. Birkbeck, University of London Thomas Prendergast wrote a series of bestseller foreign language learning manuals in the 1860s and 1870s. He is now viewed as […]